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Nesting - Elizabeth Unexplained
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Nesting
I currently have a load of loot in the washing machine. I suppose technically some of it isn't loot, some of it is stuff I made for the baby over three years ago, but there is a good bit of loot. The loot is getting washed with the baby-safe detergent I specifically bought for the purpose last grocery run and have been eager to use ever since. Once the loot is dry I get to sort through it and figure out what loot is getting packed in the bag that goes with me to the hospital.

This is all slightly silly. I don't expect to be heading for the hospital to deliver for another eight weeks and change, or maybe even nine weeks given a family history of tardy births. The cause of such irrational behavior seems to be the nesting instinct. I was cleaning the house and knitting all weekend. All in all it's probably a good thing it kicked in so early; the house needs a lot of cleaning.

We're in pretty good shape in terms of baby items. In spite of the persistent attempts of the London office to thwart twe's plans, there was a lovely baby shower for me this past weekend and I got loads of useful stuff. (Note to London office: never try to thwart twe, it does not work so well and she will rightfully mock your foolishness for trying.) The crib allegedly shipped Saturday and I ordered the car seat & stroller today, along with the breast pump. I don't think I'm missing anything essential. We still need to buy a dresser with a changing table top, but I consider that to be more in the useful category rather than essential. It looks like I get get to spend the next two months packing and repacking that hospital bag, and setting up the nursery. Having all that cute loot is a major and much-needed incentive to clean.
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outerjenise From: outerjenise Date: April 29th, 2008 01:44 am (UTC) (Link)
DO NOT buy the 5-drawer dresser from Toys 'R' Us. I bought it when the TRU at Fresh Pond closed, and it has been a serious disappointment. The supposedly safe drawers come out all the time, and the bottoms keep coming out of the drawers, requiring regluing and aggressive stapling. grrrrr. Instead, there's a great Baby Furniture Warehouse near the Burlington Mall that has nice furniture at very reasonable prices. We got our cosleeper there.

Incidentally, we almost never used that dresser as a changing table. We attached the hardware, snapped on the changing pad, and within a month had snapped it off and thrown it on the floor. It's just much easier with a rambunctious child. The belt never really works well enough, and it's so nice to be able to realize that you've left the diaper creme in the bathroom and just walk off to get it without worrying that your child will fall to her doom.

Enjoy the nesting!
enugent From: enugent Date: April 29th, 2008 05:56 am (UTC) (Link)
I second the recommendation of Baby Furniture Warehouse, although we always went to the South Shore location. We got a really nice changing table/dresser there, as well as an incredibly comfy glider/rocker.
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